Category: Advancing the Well-Being of Older Adults

February 11, 2019

A lifetime of lead exposure

When elevated blood lead levels are in the news, it is typically related to the youngest members of our community. Children aged 5 and under tend to suffer the most devastating and permanent consequences of lead poisoning. Reporters at Cleveland’s Plain Dealer newspaper have consistently reported on the conditions that result in elevated blood levels...

December 31, 2018

John Corlett’s top 10 favorite reports of 2018

The Center for Community Solutions’ offices are closed through January 2, and on the last day of 2018 we want to share our president and executive director, John Corlett’s top 10 Community Solutions’ reports from 2018. The report topics span a variety of health and human services issues, ranging from seniors to teens, infant mortality to Medicaid....

December 10, 2018

A year in review for the Council on Older Persons, a leader on senior issues

The Council on Older Persons (COOP) has been a standing committee of The Center for Community Solutions for more than 70 years. Each year brings new faces, new challenges and new opportunities. This year was no exception. Under the leadership of Chair Catherine Ciha and Vice Chair Stacey O’Brien, COOP continues to be a leading...

November 27, 2018

Education, Adult Guardianship topics of Cuyahoga County meeting

The Cuyahoga County Health, Human Services and Aging (HHSA) Committee met for the first time since July on October 31. The meeting was chaired by Councilwoman Yvonne Conwell, and featured a contract extension for adult guardianship and a PowerPoint presentation from the Cuyahoga County Department of Developmental Disabilities. In an unusual move, the HHSA committee...

November 19, 2018

Senior levies in Ohio are popular…once they pass: Senior tax levy update

Earlier this year, I wrote an analysis of senior tax levies in Ohio. Seventy-four of Ohio’s 88 counties have tax levies that provide various services to support older adults. These communities rely on levy funding to provide both basic need services, such as congregate meals, and more robust health and wellness programming including well-appointed senior...

October 29, 2018

Council On Older Persons hosts candidates for Ohio attorney general

The Council On Older Persons (COOP) hosted two roundtables with the nominees for Ohio attorney general a few weeks before the election, one with the Democratic nominee, former United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio Steve Dettelbach, the other with the Republican nominee, Ohio Auditor of State Dave Yost. Roundtable with Steve Dettelbach...

October 8, 2018

18 Questions for the 2018 Election: Older Adults

The candidates for statewide office in the State of Ohio are running at a very unique time in the state’s history. Ohio’s population is growing older and that demographic change is something that will be a continuing trend for public policy in all levels of governance. According to research conducted by Scripps Gerontology Center at...

September 17, 2018

60 or 65? How old is old?

When you hear the phrase older adult, whom do you picture? This phrase can be used to describe a population composed of many different people, depending on the purpose of the conversation.  Sometimes when we say older adult, we may be referring to a stage of life rather than a specific age range. In our...

September 10, 2018

The Lifecycle of Trauma: How Trauma Impacts Older Adults

Recently I attended the National Adult Protective Services Association (NAPSA) conference where the agenda focused on a variety of topics specific to Adult Protective Services (APS). Here at The Center for Community Solutions we have focused a lot of work this year on APS in Ohio, working on two separate pieces that highlighted APS statewide...

August 20, 2018

Transportation for people with disabilities, older adults takes center stage at HSAN meeting

The August 10 meeting of the Human Service Advocacy Network (HSAN) featured special guest Randy Cole, Executive Director of the Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission. His remarks to the approximately 30 attendees touched on a number of topics that impact the world of transportation, including both the rapid advancement of technology and the change in...

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